Probono Work

One of the pillars of our firm is corporate social responsibility. Hence, at the firm we do pro bono work permanently, not only to favor those who are in dire need, but also seeking to do things that have an impact in society. We work permanently with the Fundación Probono (Pro Bono Foundation) and also we give support and charitable contributions to the Fundación Seamos Razones para Creer (Let Us Be Reasons to Believe Foundation), which provides support to children who need cancer treatments.

Some of our pro bono cases

Fundación Probono – Not-for-profit foundations (2020):

Support to the Pro Bono Foundation for the preparation and dissemination of information booklets made for not-for-profit entities, indicating the changes and effects brought about by special tax regulations issued because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fundación Probono – Ana Beatríz Ruíz-Sanabria (2019):

Support the process of providing medication and medical care to Ana Beatríz Ruíz, who suffers a terminal disease. With the help of our firm, we managed, through a special constitutional injunction action (the so-called acción de tutela) to secure comprehensive health care services for the client, including the medication she needed to alleviate her sickness.

Fundación Probono – Single mothers who are family heads and victims of internal war (2019):

Preparation of booklets and training related to forceful collection procedures for parental assistance for single mothers who are family heads and victims of the conflict in the Department of Cauca. The purpose of this work was to train these women about the means of protection that they have under the law and the means that they should use to secure parental assistance for their children. This work had an impact in about 50 women in one of the areas which has been more seriously affected by the conflict in Colombia.

Fundación Probono – Family Equality Council (2018)-Rights of the LGBTI community

Preparation of all legal documentation for an action required in the course of a certain action of constitutionality seeking the protection of LGTBI families. Through an analysis of comparative law, and with the support of the Family Equality Council, we managed to secure a decision from the Constitutional Court establishing the right that the LGTBI population has of adopting children and forming a family with all the rights and privileges established by the law.

Fundación Seamos Razones para Creer (2018 – to date):

We provide legal and economic support to the Fundación Seamos Razones para Creer (Let Us Be Reasons to Believe Foundation). The purpose of this foundation is to support vulnerable communities of Colombia and improve the quality of their lives. It focuses its work on poor children, helping them to pursue their dreams and giving them support for their cancer treatments.